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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where did a month go???

Honestly, it's been a month since my last post?  WOW!!!  I don't know where the weeks have gone.  Doesn't it seem that as you get older, time speeds up?

There's good news with the DS...he got his next assignment!  Jenna and he will be going to JAPAN!!!!  Can you believe it?  I was totally in shock and so were they because they never expected an assignment like this... They will be stationed at Kadena AFB in Okinawa.  He hasn't gotten his official orders but I expect that by mid-January, they will be there.  So we will have a flurry of activity in the next couple of months as they prepare for their latest adventure. 

And I've painted and stitched this month.  I've painted a LOT of Halloween things that sold briskly to the gals at work.  And now I'm beginning Christmas things.  I stitched this cutie: 

and this one too:

but I haven't made them into ornaments yet.  I've also stitched a Halloween exchange with the All Season's Ornament Exchange group. It will be mailed this week.  I love what I made and I hate to part with it.  Isn't that the way it always is though??

I had great intentions of finishing up my Halloween bowl fillers but I ran out of time this weekend.  The weekend blew by!  I hope to get to them this weekend. 

And I decorated the house up for's a picture of the mantle & fireplace...I did the kitchen shelf and the sunroom/porch area too.

So, thanks for paying a visit!  I hope you'll stop by again soon.  Have a great week!!!


Missy said...

May I come live with you? LOL Your home looks so inviting and your stitching is gorgeous. I could use a vacation and I love to cook and love doing think about it. LOL LOL


Melissa said...

You're way ahead of me Joanie in the decorating department! And in stitching ornaments - very cute!

Time is flying by. It just means we are getting older and wiser...or something like that!

connie said...

Yes time does seem to go faster the older I get..Your mantle looks great and your stitching is always lovely..

Lee said...

I love your fireplace and mantle! I'm coming over and we're going to sit by the fire and drink hot cider and stitch.

Vonna said...

Oh golly Japan...My brother was there for a time in the military - he liked it very much. I wish them good luck!
And your mantle decorating...GORGEOUS!!!!

Joanie said...

Girls, any time you want a break and have a stitchy weekend at my house, you are more than welcome to come here! I'm serious!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Congrats to DS & family...Japan is a lovely place, and Kadena is one of the best installations in the Air Force!!

Your finishes are lovely...and very inspirational!

Love the fall decorating too...very homey and festive.


Anonymous said...

Love your mantle decor! Gorgeous!

Faye said...

Hey Joanie....I didnt get an email from you but will be glad to send the la d da to me at (lower case L not the number one...) and I will give you my snail mail to send your SASE to....Love your blog~~ Faye

Shelleen said...

your home is really nice. Good job on the ornaments.

Siobhan said...

Your mantle looks great! I love your decorating. Great job on doing the ornaments, too. Good luck to your son! My friends were stationed at Okinawa 10+ years ago and still talk of it fondly.

Karoline said...

Your decorations are lovely. I hope your DS & Jenna enjoy Japan